Tag Archives: Thailand

2009- Entry 6: Northern Thailand

Early morning silhouettes of teak, palm, rock, and the as yet definable race past my window of the train heading north. They dance like shadow puppets across a wakening sky of pale gray promising rain to start the day. The … Continue reading

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2009-Entry 1: Return to Savanakhet, Laos

When the afternoon sun starts to fry your brain to the point where you can’t think, it is time to get yourself to an airconditioned anyplace! That is where I am now.. well, airconditioned meaning it is marginally cooler than … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 7: The Final Days

With the traffic in Bangkok it takes me just about as long to get to the Southern Bus Station as it does to  get to my destination, Ratchburi… about 1 1/2 hours west of Bangkok. I did not travel frequently … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 6: Chieng Mai and the Wedding in Chonburi

The other morning I was awake very early and decided to go out for a walk. The sun had just begun to peak over the horizon. As I walked, the streets were very quiet– a rarity to be savored! The … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 2: The First Days of Wandering

The Ambassador Hotel, my usually haunt, is undergoing renovations. The lobby is all covered up and they are using the other side of the building near the conference halls temporarily as a reception area. The only problem is that sometimes … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 9: Home Again– Homeland Security Confiscated My Migal Items!

Only joking-Homeland Security didn’t know what  “migal” meant, either! Home at last,….  happily to cheaper gas prices.. unhappily in that I had anticipated higher prices, os I filled it up before I left at $3.09 per gallon. That is why … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 8: Thailand and the Finale!

I returned last week from Vietnam to the “Big Mango.” I’ve been keeping busy with meeting friends and had a reunion with some of my former students. This year was casual and small. A lot of people are away this … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 5: Savanakhet, Laos

I’ve woken from my nap. I’m feeling groggy, but I can’t decide if it is due to lack of sleep thanks to the long overnight bus ride to get here; the heat of the day and walking all over the … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 3: Chieng Mai and the North

Can’t believe that it has already been a week that I have been cruising up here. I started out in Hualongphong Railway Station in Bangkok last Wednesday night. I was passing the time reading Al Gore’s new book, The Assault … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 2: Bangkok Daze

I sometimes can’t believe that I have been here for a week already. Don’t ask me where the time goes, but go it does! The weather is stiflingly hot– in the 90’s. The rain is more unpredictable than in past … Continue reading

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